Oct 29, 2013 11:00am PDT
cup with soda they should be allowed to and not be taxed. under this proposal, this drink would cost you 64 more cents in taxes. the owner of the popular de love i in san francisco's castro district says soft drinks are 30 percent of his business. he says a tax on the drinks would hurt. >> to be honest, it would hurting our business as when people cut back in social change. >> the san francisco supervisor will start the campaign today for a tax open soda and sugar-sweetened beverages and propose the idea to the board of supervisors. >> we have taxed tobacco for a long-term. we have taxed alcohol for a long time. it is not at all out of all oute ordinary to tax products with negative side effect. >> a consulting firm has been hired by the beverage companies to fight the tax. >> they simply have the effect of raising the cost of living open working people and on small businesses. they have no material effect on the ability of people to lead healthy lifestyles. >> the firm helped defeat a soda tax across the bay in richmond and he thinks san francisco voters will respond the same.